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that nelson mandela is close to death, his family says he is at home doing well following gallstone surgery. robyn curnow spoke to mandela's granddaughter a short while ago and i asked what else she learned about nelson mandela's health. >> this is the first time we've heard from anybody close to nelson mandela since he was hospitalizeded in early december. there's been secrecy about his condition so no doubt many will be relieved to hear his granddaughter say he's cheerful in good spirits. sitting up, waving at the kids, smiling at the kid is, very alert. >> his granddaughter addressed the rumors nelson mandela was sent home by his doctors to die. she says this was not the case and the family and nelson mandela deserved both privacy and respect. >> thank you. >>> our fifth story "outfront" tonight. before a big fight, boxer mohammad ali used to say, we're going to get it on because we don't get along. and the same is true in political rivalries today. after a bruising election year, our station's star politicians are getting ready for new fights in the 2013. they're dusting off their glove
nelson mandela has been released from the hospital and he will be going home to continue any further treatment to his home in johannsburg. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital for some time back on the 8th of december, he had surgery fo an abdominal hernia, then gall stones removed and has been in the hospital since. but, again, from our bureau in johannesburg, nelson mandela is headed home and will continue treatment at his home in johannesburg. we'll get a live report at the top of the hour. >>> now to syria, in a city just south of aleppo, months of intense fighting has now come to a head. the rebels are using homemade rockets in their latest push to capture a key military base. it is near the aleppo damascus highway. we're seeing now more signs syrian president bashar al assad's regime is crumbling. in one of the highest level defections yet, the country's military police chief has abandoned his post to join the rebel army. this recording posted online. >> translator: i announce my defection from the regime and i'm joining the people's revolution because the syrian military h
african president nelson mandela is home now and reportedly doing well after he got out of the hospital yesterday. he received nearly three weeks of treatment for lung infection and gallstones. he is not fully recovered but is well enough to go home. the 94-year-old will continue to receive medical care in his home. >>> in washington negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are still struggling for survival. congress has five days to strike a deal before the end of the year deadline. president obama is on his way to washington this morning while senators are coming back to capitol hill. chip reid is at the capitol. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president arrived back in washington in a little bit more than an hour. the senate comes back tonight and the house it could be a couple of days. there is not the sense of urgency you would think there would be with a critical deadline looming. some members of congress admit they may well just go over the fiscal cliff and deal with it in january after the new congress is sworn in. leaving his family behind to conti
will run at 186 miles per hour. >>> and civil rights icon nelson mandela has been discharged from a south africa hospital. 94-year-old former president will continue treatment at his home. he was hospitalized with a lung infection on december 8th. one week later, he had surgery to remove gallstones. i'm sure everyone's pleased to hear that he's doing well. >> thanks so much for that, lisa. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, the nr after the wants to put armed volunteers in every american school. the proposal facing heavy criticism. the man in charge is here to defend it. plus how the host of nbc's "meet the press" may have broken washington, d.c. gun laws. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkabl
travel plans today, expect more of the same. >>> nelson mandela out of the hospital but he will keep getting medical treatment at home. south africa's former president had a rough december, a lung infection and gallstone surgery. mandela is 94 years old. he has not appeared in public in more than two years. >>> so many gifts have poured into newtown, connecticut, that officials are now asking people to stop sending them, at least for now. newtown has been swamped with toys, cards and flowers ever since the school shootings. community leaders say they're grateful for the support and they will soon talk about the best ways to help the town. >>> in the wake of the newtown tragedy, arizona's attorney general is proposing a plan to arm one educator in each school. he told a phoenix tv station it's a compromise between two extremes. >> on the one hand you have people proposing that any teacher wants to bring a gun to school. i think that would create more danger than it would solve and i'm opposed to that. you have other people who don't want to do anything as far as defense in the schools
. >>> and nelson mandela is home after a long hospital stay in an exclusive interview, his granddaughter said he's well, alert, and playing with his grandchildren. she says social media rumors that mandela is, quote, close to death, she said those rumors are hurtful and wants them to stop. he was hospitalized for a lung infection and gallstone surgery. >>> okay. have you had enough of snow? snow now covers 65% of the 48 lower u.s. states. more could be on the way this weekend. two to four inches from the midwest to new jersey. the northeast could see more. in montreal, they are digging out of an all-time daily record of 17.7 inches of snow, which is unbelievable. i'm sure a lot of people who have holiday plans, the new year's eve plans are going to be keeping a close eye on the weather. candy? >> all of that snow and not a flake in washington on the ground. >> we're supposed to get some precipitation tomorrow morning. we'll see what happens. >> thanks, lisa. >>> and now a desperate plea reinforces what many fear about working conditions in china but here's the rub. it may be a hoax. questions? a
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